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  1. Here is a really nice one ... Sure looks good! https://www.gunauction.com/buy/15595932 I'm watching to see what it closes at ...
  2. No biggie ... It started me wondering about machining the tip off of one of those 6 inchers and running it w/ no sight for an optic gun. It has been interesting looking at some of these ... made me dig out my old 10-6 just to hold it ... look at it and some dry fire.
  3. And here is another 5" model 10 that wasn't being used as a musical instrument ... https://www.gunbroker.com/item/797374093 edit: This one is nice ... (custom 5") https://www.gunbroker.com/item/792427273
  4. I have only seen fixed sight ones on the early model 10s. This is a 10-2 (in the photos) ... and were very popular as musical instruments in their time.
  5. FWIW ... On mine I was able to get away with 4.4gr (Unique) with the (coated) Blue Bullet ... but ... Extreme plated bullets took another .5gr (4.9) (same gun same oal).
  6. With 180 blue bullets (set at 1.15oal out of my Para 5 inch barrel) and 4.4gr Unique ... I avg 954fps (171pf) (13.24 sd).
  7. I can't find it now because they have removed the previous version of the rules ... but ... I am positive the "maximum handgun size" field used to say "see special conditions" (which is where the sizing information remains). The new version has changed the wording from "see special conditions" to "no maximum handgun size". Anyone that still has the previous version on their computer can verify this.
  8. Yep ... For Production … pg98 January 2019 rules Maximum size, handgun and all magazines (revolvers are exempt) - Handgun with empty magazine inserted must fit wholly within a box with internal dimensions of 8 15/16” x 6” x 1 5/8” (tolerance +1/16”, - 0”) (8.938” x 6” x 1.625”) (227.01mm x 152.40mm x 41.28mm). For Carry Optics (mentioned in "special conditions") pg111 January 2019 rules A handgun may be approved specifically for Carry Optics division provided that the model of the pistol used is an approved Production Division model AND meets Carry Optics criteria. Any manufacturer of a pistol that is not on the approved Production list, but meets Carry Optics criteria, must submit a Manufacturers Declaration Form to DNROI stating that a minimum of 500 complete handguns have been manufactured and are available to the general public.
  9. Yeah ... the "box" specification for Carry Optics is redundant because to be on the Production list the gun had to fit in the (Production) box. Would probably not fit in the box anyhow after the optic was bolted on.
  10. I always figured the "pointed" firing pin allowed it to concentrate it's force on a smaller area ... (making it easier to make a dent ... we only need a dent ... doesn't have to be a large diameter dent). However ... I tried an Apex pin when I originally did my 627 and couldn't get near 6lbs (7 was safe). I realize there may have been something unique/wrong with my pin (at the time they were selling two different versions of S&W pins ... I could have easily done something air headed ... ) but ... I put my factory pin back in and got down to low 5's no problem. I bumped back up to 5lb 12oz and been there ever since (except for a short period when I panicked due to a few bent moon clips). This was my target area so I never bothered to put the Apex back in to see what was going on or if I had erroneously blamed it for the problem.
  11. I registered my M&P and get a newsletter every once and a while. In fact ... that is how I found out I could buy 2.0 grip panels for my Core ... But ... I am sure you can sign up for their newsletters w/o bothering with the registration. One thing the registration "IS" apparently required for is the lifetime service warranty for the original owner ... From their site ... " Smith & Wesson’s Lifetime Service Policy begins after the warranty period has expired. Smith & Wesson will repair, without charge, for the lifetime of the original owner, any Smith & Wesson handgun purchased on or after February 1, 1989, and any M&P15 series rifle, that is found to have a defect in material or workmanship. Eligibility for this Lifetime Service Policy requires returning the Product Registration Card within 30 days of purchase. The Lifetime Service Policy covers functional defects; it does not include the firearm’s finish, grips, magazines or sights. The Lifetime Service Policy is in addition to and not an extension of the Smith & Wesson Warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from State to State. " https://www.smith-wesson.com/customer-service/warranty
  12. Picking up 3 or 4 speed loaders and loose brass is a lot more work than retrieving moon clips ... and ... it's easy to carry enough moon clips to shoot the whole match (no reloading).
  13. +1 (Tonya! Tonya! Tonya!!)
  14. I'm just being sarcastic ... When I read that "Firearm" was now being used throughout the book (instead of handgun/rifle/long gun/etc) I blacked out ... I an ashamed I haven't gotten over this yet ...
  15. Wait??!? So now it is USFSA instead of USPSA??!? overview quote - “Firearm” replaces handgun and PCC in the rules, except in specific instances where the word handgun or PCC is required for clarity and specificity.
  16. In my Para 5 inch ... loading .400 plated I have no problem past 1.18 but "one time" I bought some .401's ... (think they were Bayou's) and had to reseat them down to 1.16. Anything longer stuck in the rifling.
  17. When I first started w/ my 5" Para I was in the same boat and bought a bunch of Blazer Brass (plated) 180's ... they were only 1.125 long (OAL) but worked OK. For me they chronoed at 997 ... making 179pf.
  18. Here is the Hogue short on my 627 ... Two pictures to show the position of the release with the cylinder open and closed.
  19. You can just bend the bar slightly. You will see ... Just take the slide off ... put a mag in and pull the trigger and you can see what is going on. There are lots of photos and videos on these things ... from Apex and like this one (link below) (is a good example to see what it looks like in there so you will feel comfortable taking a look). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP4e1ZvI4GY
  20. Yep ... https://forums.brianenos.com/topic/259121-new-production-rules-apex-trigger/
  21. Soooooooo ... if you try a magazine w/o the extension does the trigger reset OK?? I am only asking ... because ... the extension (base pad) may be allowing the magazine to seat at a different height than it did previously. If you remove the slide and insert a magazine you can see how close it comes to the trigger bar ... IMHO ... If the magazine is "NOW" touching the trigger bar it could prevent it from moving freely and easily cause the problem you are describing.
  22. Well ... I'm pretty sure I received something earlier (before the June announcement) that requested nominations/write-ins ... but ... it sounds like you should probably just go ahead and contact IRS immediately.
  23. I am a member and in June received notification of 2 year terms for Board of Directors beginning July 1st. This notification included the following statement - "Since there was no opposition for any elected position and no conflict within the bylaws, ICORE was able to dispense with a formal vote." I also received a "Cylinders Turn" in August (electronic/email).
  24. The price certainly is right and I really like the feel (took about a month to show up!!). Now with the Production rule change I can finally put an AEK trigger on too. I am surprised they made them available. Here is a picture of it on my 5 inch Core.
  25. You don't have to buy a 2.0 to have a 2.0 grip. Back in July I received an email from Smith and Wesson offering the 2.0 grip panels to put on my 1.0. I purchased a Black M2.0 Small Palmswell SKU: 3005811 and a Black M2.0 Frame Tool SKU: 3005817. I really didn't need the frame tool ... that is the twist in thing at the bottom of the grip but the new one twists in much easier so it was a win win. Besides ... both of these together cost me $7 ... with shipping and tax the whole deal was $13 ... AND ... I will admit that the new "Palmswell" is grippier than the super duper stippled one I was using. ?
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